Global Patent Index - EP 0973672 A1

EP 0973672 A1 20000126 - VEHICLE CHASSIS AND BODY CONSTRUCTION

Title (en)

VEHICLE CHASSIS AND BODY CONSTRUCTION

Title (de)

AUFBAU VON FAHRGESTELL UND KAROSSERIE FÜR FAHRZEUGE

Title (fr)

CONSTRUCTION DE CHASSIS ET DE CARROSSERIES POUR VEHICULES

Publication

EP 0973672 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98918189 A

Priority

  • US 9807469 W
  • US 4346697 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9846471A1] This invention relates to chassis (5) and body panel (7) structural systems for a wide variety of vehicles, including automotive, water vessels, aircraft and human powered vehicles, principally comprising a node (9) and interlocking spaceframe system that can be hand assembled in the field. The invention also comprises a key (6) and lock system (2) for wedgingly interlocking body panels (7) to the spaceframe. Together these systems comprise novel Frame Integration Technology (FIT) of the invention. Examples of vehicles includes autos, utility vehicles (trucks), public transport vehicles, light boats, human powered vehicles such as bicycles, pedicabs and the like, and light aircraft.

IPC 1-7

B62D 27/00

IPC 8 full level

B62D 25/00 (2006.01); B62D 21/12 (2006.01); B62D 23/00 (2006.01); B62D 27/06 (2006.01); B62D 29/04 (2006.01); B62D 33/04 (2006.01); B64C 1/08 (2006.01); B64C 1/12 (2006.01); F16B 5/00 (2006.01); F16B 7/22 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

B62D 21/12 (2013.01); B62D 23/005 (2013.01); B62D 27/06 (2013.01); B62D 29/048 (2013.01); B62D 33/044 (2013.01); B64C 1/08 (2013.01); B64C 1/12 (2013.01); F16B 5/00 (2013.01); F16B 7/22 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE ES FR GB IT SE

DOCDB simple family (publication)

WO 9846471 A1 19981022; AR 012402 A1 20001018; AU 7115998 A 19981111; BR 9808525 A 20000523; CA 2285385 A1 19981022; CN 1259097 A 20000705; EP 0973672 A1 20000126; EP 0973672 A4 20000726; JP 2001520601 A 20011030; TW 464618 B 20011121; US 6010182 A 20000104; ZA 9803068 B 19981013

DOCDB simple family (application)

US 9807469 W 19980410; AR P980101680 A 19980413; AU 7115998 A 19980410; BR 9808525 A 19980410; CA 2285385 A 19980410; CN 98805704 A 19980410; EP 98918189 A 19980410; JP 54420098 A 19980410; TW 87108220 A 19980527; US 5851498 A 19980410; ZA 9803068 A 19980409